How Arik Air spent N91b on obsolete planes, by AMCON
Over two years since the Federal Government took over Arik Air, more facts have emerged on how the airline was mismanaged, with the latest alleging the acquisition of two dated planes for N91b.
Stronger local carriers through serious reforms
The local airlines in Nigeria are doing more with less. But beyond some dozy recognition of efforts, the National Assembly needs more than a passing interest, to overhaul toxic provisions that undermine sustainable growth of the air travel business.
Local airlines delay 16,426 flights in six months
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday hinted that a total of 16,426 flights were delayed in the first half of 2019, out the 30,043 flights executed by the airlines.
Local operators kick as Emirates’ daily flight hits four
Local airline operators have faulted the Federal Government’s grant of additional frequency to Emirates Airlines to bring its daily flights out of Nigeria to four.
Arik crew members get reward for averting air crash
It was a case of whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well, as Arik Aircrew members were rewarded by the management of Century Group, a multi-operational company for compliance to safety in their operations and safe-guarding of the lives of passengers on board during the averted air crash on October 28, 2018.
Arik gets safety, professionalism award
Century Group (CG) in partnership with the National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN) and Global Performance Index (GPI) has recognised...
Poor funding hinders aviation growth with 11% budget grant in 2018
Poor budgetary funding has again emerged as the major problem facing the air travel industry, with the Federal Government also showing fatigue in financing the sub-sector. The budgetary poor funding showed in last year’s budget where only about 11 per cent was released to aviation. By implication, only N29.385 billion out of a total of…
Arik cuts schedule over low capacity
Arik Air yesterday cut daily flight operations over depleted fleet-size and low capacity to execute normal schedule services. The airline, which might have reduced local operations by 50 per cent, is struggling with about four aircraft out of nine it had in operations. Arik, in a statement, said its fleet had witnessed a reduction in…
Passenger traffic slows down after pre-election surge
Air passenger traffic nationwide has recorded sharp decline after last Saturday’s general elections and initial uncertainties over the outcome. Though the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, was yesterday declared the winner, fears of violent reactions appeared to have forced many travelers to reschedule their trips, after earlier surge in traffic in the buildup to the elections.…
Nigerians’ patronage of “fly-to-vote promo” encouraging — Arik Air
Arik Air on Friday said the patronage of its “Fly-to-Vote promo’’ by Nigerians, ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections, was encouraging.The spokesperson for Arik Air, Mr Adebanji Ola, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ...